Taeniophyllum pallidum Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Rhynchanthera Schlechter

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Pallid Taeniophyllum [refers to the flower color]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees at elevations around 250 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte without leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a distichous, setiform, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, densely 4 to 15 flowered inflorescence with minute, triangular floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are a very pallid yellow.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide